Erehui Valley (Valley of Lost Cities)
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(pronounced: Air-ah-hwee) Secluded behind the ramparts of the gigantic Erehui Mountains to the west and the Redpeaks to the north, the Erehui Valley is essentially another world from the harsh desert of Myr Gelyn and rocky scrub-lands of the Dunlands. The Erehui Valley is sometimes referred to as the "Valley of Lost Cities," because of the many scattered ruins found there.


Because of its inaccessibility and natural barriers, an entirely distinct Thannish culture has blossomed here over the centuries. The people of the Erehui Valley are known locally as the Kashardi. Thousands of years ago, these folk built the magnificent cities of Zangaro and Khadam, and the magnifiecent Sultanate of Khem. But today, they live a simple life in their mountain valleys and caves. There are few passages between the valley and the outside world, and even fewer visitors. The Erehui Valley is bordered on the north by the Redpeak Mountains, on the south and west by the Erehui Mountains, and on the East by the Sea of Orel.

HISTORY


In the Second Age, this region was home to a great Kashardi civilization called the Sultanate of Khem; An ancient realm located east of the Erehui Mountains. It was later destroyed in a series of strange natural events. The Last Sultan of Khem was slain in this dark event.

Also, this valley was home to three ancient member-cities of the Tekritian League; another ancient power. Both the Tekritian League and the Sultanate of Khem were eventually conquered and destroyed by the the Empire of Shorafa.

RUINS


Today, the ruins of four lost cities; Arad, Khadam, Khös and Zangaro can still be found here, as well as dozens of scattered sites where temples and other ancient structures once stood; now forgotten to history. Many millennia ago, two different ancient civilizations; the Sultanate of Khem and the Tekritian League, existed in this region.